I don’t know about you, but the breadth and depth of summer camps offered for kids in the Four Points area overwhelms me! Below is a list of the summer camps I’ve come across in my research. I’ve included the camp websites and descriptions (off the camp’s brochures or websites), plus any Four Points Mom tips I think you might find helpful. As with any of my resource lists, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if I missed anything.
Just Added!!! Dance Institute
Dance Institute’s camps allow your child to explore movement using their imagination and creative skills through different themes. Dancers will learn and improve their motor skills through ballet, tap and jazz skills and technique. These are creative, fun camps for ages 3 – 6 year-olds where children are encouraged to use curiosity, imagination & creativity.
- Moana: July 10 – 14 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)
- Terrific Trolls: July 17 – 21 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Summer is a time for children to have fun and enjoy outside activities, but we also believe that youngsters want to use their brains to think and learn and solve mysteries. With this in mind we have created STEAM Summer Camp – filled with fun brain-stretching activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) designed to strengthen skills.
Tips: STEAM camp is only offered for children who have finished kindergarten through fourth grade. Topics extend over two weeks, but individual weeks can be selected. The camp offers long hours, opening at 6:45 am and closing at 6:30 pm.
Our campers, grouped by their age and grade, will learn about science in different ways! Children will participate in a variety of activities including, creating mad scientist art, participating in experiments to learn how to create colorful dyes, delicious treats, or even fireworks, and so much more!
Our all-inclusive summer camp includes: weekly field trips, themed activities and projects, all meals and two snacks, and flexible scheduling so you only have to pay for the weeks your child attends.
Tips: Children must be 5 years old and completed kindergarten. (This is a downfall for me since Foster’s not old enough and I’ve been curious about the new amazing facility near MovieHouse).
Tips: This half-day camp is only offered June 19th – 20th, 2017 and is geared for kids in grades 1 – 8. The cost is $149.
Located off of Far West Blvd., Foodie Kids offers several summer camps for kiddos starting at age 4.5. Camps include Classic Italian Kitchen, Foodie Kids @ the American Girl Cafe®, Cupcakes and Cookies Crazy, and My First French Bakery.
4Points Academy has combined an academic program into a fun learning environment, allowing students to gain knowledge in an engaging, interactive way. 4Points Academy Academic camps are geared towards preventing the average 50% loss of academics and learning skills that occur with students over the summer.
Camps are 5 days a week for 4 hours. Topics include, math, ELA, oratory, theater, language and culture, science and engineering, sports, and general programs.
Idea Lab provides camps ranging from Cooking School, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering, and Science. At Idea Lab Rock you Grey Matter Summer Missions, campers learn through inquisitive hands-on activities utilizing science, math, critical thinking skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION! At Idea Lab Summer Camps, your child can experience a tremendous range of enrichment activities varying week to week.
This year, camps are offered in Steiner Ranch (along with other Austin locations) for ages 4 – 11.
i9 Sports provides a fun, safe experience, in which kids can learn basic athletic skills, learn good sportsmanship, and increase their self-esteem. Programs are provided for kids between the ages of 4 and 12 and include half-day multi-sport, flag football, basketball, and soccer camps. The nearest locations to Four Points are either at West Ridge Middle School in Westlake, Murchison Middle School (off Far West blvd), Westlake Athletic Community Center, and Trinity Episcopal School (in Westlake).
Tips: I’m sending my son to the Multi-State-Sports camp this summer to hopefully assist us in finding a sport to register him for in the fall. I’ve heard great things about i9, specifically that the school year programs offer practice times right before games so you’re not having to drive to various practices and games each week. That saves us moms time! Although it’s a farther drive than neighborhood sports, I’m hoping it works out and will update afterwards!
Jam Camp, located at Austin Baptist Church in the Four Points, is for children who are age 4 by September 1, 2017 through exiting 5th grade. The price is $40 per child and $35 per additional child/ same family. This camp’s theme will be Star Quest, Search for the Stolen Scriptures which is a scripture memory musical for kids. The camp is August 7 – 11 and there is a performance on Friday, August 11th at 7 pm.
For seven years, Camp Steiner has served the Steiner Ranch community and its children with a summer program rooted in adventure, learning, and growth. Set at Towne Square Community Center, Camp Steiner provides exceptional aquatic, athletic, and educational amenities in an inspiring setting.
Tips: The website claims it was voted best camp for the past three years. Also, one nice feature is that you can pay extra for early drop-off or late pick-up. Not geared towards young children – kids must be at least going into 1st grade to attend.
Teachers will provide creative age-appropriate activities in a loving, Christian environment. Camp Riverbend will be full of nature and discovery activities which will encourage higher thinking and problem solving while promoting positive social interactions in a safe, caring environment.
Camp Riverbend is offered for children who turn 12 months by June 1, 2017 through 8 years old/ children currently attending 2nd grade.
Unless it is raining, the children will go outside for exercise and recreation. We have three outdoor play areas available for our classes. Story time, Creative Movement, and Music will be provided. Activities include simple tumbling, imaginative play, obstacle courses, non-competitive games, songs, body movement and an introduction to rhythm instruments. Chapel will be held weekly for children ages 3 and older. Special activities will be planned for the children including splash days, picnics and special guests.
Tips: Foster went last year and loved it. The teachers here truly are wonderful and I expect another fun summer at Riverbend.
Camp River Place is all about fun and learning! Activities throughout the week will include: outdoor games, tennis, golf, crafts, lego, fitness, karate, little medical and veterinarian school, dance, swimming and a ton of summer fun. Before care begins at 8 am and after care until 6 pm is available upon request. Most camps are offered for ages 5 – 12, and there is also Tot Camp for those between 2 and 5.
Tips: This camp is open to the public, but members do get a slight discount. We’re planning on sending our toddlers to Tot Camp a few weeks and expect they’ll have fun. There’s a dinosaurs week and Foster will love that!
School in the Hills offers a number of Summer Camp programs for toddlers, primary students, and elementary students. For example, Toddler Camp’s theme will be Expedition in the Hills, a cultural journey around the world. Children will have a summer filled with art, animals and culture.
Tips: Check out both locations in River Place and Steiner Ranch!
Snapology Austin summer camps provide a fun and safe environment for children ages 4 – 14 to learn math, science, technology, engineering, art and literacy concepts using LEGO® bricks and other building tools. We offer Scratch programming, robotics, animation, and STEM based programs where campers incorporate Star Wars, Minecraft, Disney, and other themed favorites. Your children will learn, create, and innovate while having a blast!
Tips: Snapology offers week-long morning and afternoon camps starting June 26th locally at Austin Christian Fellowship in River Place. Or, if you’re looking for a camp before then you can make the short drive to Triumphant Love Lutheran Church (near the Arboretum) starting June 5th, Lake Travis United Methodist Church (Lakeway) starting June 5th or Northwest Hills United Methodist Church (Far West Blvd) starting June 12th.
Come and join Spicewood campers in the following activities: swimming instruction, sports and games, arts and crafts, barnyard animals, overnight camp-outs, horseback riding, music and movement, hiking and fishing, nature experiences, and fun morning assembly. Summer sessions are two weeks long, Monday – Friday for ages 3 and a half (fully potty trained) to 10 and a half.
Tips: I have a few friends who have sent their kids to this camp and they raved about it. The only concerns were that it is a lot of money for the younger kids who can’t fully participate in some activities.
This is a one-day camp during which campers will learn cheers, chants, and spiriting. Camp registration covers Viper Cheer t-shirt, craft, pizza party lunch, and the opportunity to cheer with the VHS cheerleaders (pregame) at the Cedar Park football game on September 8th for Future Viper Night.